Did you just recently go the salon and get a beautiful spray tan only to realize 12 hours later that your hands are all orange and patchy? It happens to many people so don’t worry. Next time just remember that immediately after you get sprayed take a towel and wipe hand your hands off gently- softer on the outside so you still get some color there, but scrub the palms so you don’t end up with orange stains.
If you are one of the unlucky ones with orange palms, fear not and try one of the simple solutions below to show you how to get spray tan off your hands.
Exfoliate: Using facial or body exfoliator, scrub the inside of your hand and in-between your fingers. Sugar scrub works great for this. This should remove a decent amount of the tan and get your hands back to normal.
Moisturize: Dip you hands in baby oil or olive oil and rub it in. Be sure to leave it on for couple of hours, and then use a loofah and scrub the inside of your hands to get it off.
Lemons: Take a lemon and cut it in half. Rub the lemon on your hand for about 4-5 minutes and it should do the trick. If you have any cuts or sores on your hands, then you might want to skip this one.
Hydrogen Peroxide: Try pouring some hydrogen peroxide on your hands and scrubbing them to get the tricky brown patches off the palms of your hands or the inside of your fingers. Spray tan is notorious for getting into little crevices so the hydrogen peroxide liquid is a great trick. Use a small tooth brush with it to get all the tan off.
Pumice stone: A simple pumice stone meant for feet should also do the trick in getting spray tan off your hands, just be sure not to scrub too hard on your delicate skin that you tear or leave cuts on it.
Remember, that prevention is best for not having to deal with ugly tanned palms so next time either wipe them dry or wear latex gloves. You can still rub the backs of your hands with the tanning lotion, just because around the knuckles, in between the fingers, and the nails.